How Birmingham can help people and animals affected by California fires

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American Red Cross is helping those affected by CA wildfires. Photo via American Red Cross

It has been over a week since three wildfires first broke out across Northern and Southern California destroying thousands of homes and displacing hundreds of thousands of people. How can those of us across the country in Birmingham, AL help those affected by the fires? 

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25 New jobs in Birmingham, including opportunities from companies like Regions Bank, United Way of Central Alabama and Shipt

Birmingham is the land of opportunity — job opportunity, that is! Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

It’s time for your weekly roundup of jobs hiring in Birmingham! Check out the list below for 25 new jobs in the Magic City; I’m sure there’s one that is perfect for you.

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La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries and Ronald McDonald House have 73 reasons to be grateful this Thanksgiving

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La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries Curt Morris and Renee Louallen. Photo by Bham Now

A little less than a year ago, Ronald McDonald House expanded to 73 rooms for families on its Southside Birmingham campus, near Children’s of Alabama and UAB Hospital.

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CDC: Do not eat romaine lettuce. Learn how to dispose the lettuce and clean your refrigerator before Thanksgiving

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Romaine Lettuce. Photo by Forest & Kim Starr.

Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a very stark warning to U.S. consumers just before Thanksgiving:

Don’t go anywhere near romaine lettuce.

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3 ways Adamson Ford gives back to Birmingham during the Holidays

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A part of the awesome team at Adamson Ford! Photo via Sunny Nguyen for Bham Now

The staff at Adamson Ford is known around Birmingham for being kind, generous and courteous all year long.  As the holidays are upon us, we want to highlight some of the good things Adamson Ford is doing to help make Birmingham better. We also sat down with a few members of their team to find out what they’re thankful for.

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H2 Real Estate and The Dobbins Group to build Avenue A Townhomes in Birmingham

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A look at the future Avenue A Townhomes in Birmingham. Photo via H2 Real Estate

H2 Real Estate and The Dobbins Group are teaming up to create Avenue A Townhomes—a new residential development that will bring luxury to urban living in downtown Birmingham.  Continue reading “H2 Real Estate and The Dobbins Group to build Avenue A Townhomes in Birmingham”

Lakeshore Publix to become first ecommerce grocery store in Birmingham

A rendering of the Lakeshore Pavillion. Photo via Birmingham City. 

Don’t think there’s a way you could love Publix any more than you do right now? Think again. The Publix grocery store set to open off Lakeshore Parkway next year will be Birmingham’s first omnichannel store. 

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Let Four Corners Gallery restore your beloved family photos and historic documents in time for the holidays

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Restored documents and historic photos are perfect holiday gifts. Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

Families cling tightly to traditions and old stories, especially around the holidays. What if you could restore your family’s stories and old photos to their original glory? That would make for a holiday to remember as you reminisce on the good times of the past. Four Corners Gallery is here to help.

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4 Christmas tree farms an hour’s drive or less from Birmingham, plus local lots

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Photo via Pine Hill Farms’ Facebook page

Want the full Christmas tree experience, ax, hot chocolate and all? We found four tree farms within an hour’s drive or less from Birmingham. Or, visit a longtime, local family-run lot for pre-cut trees, wreaths and garlands. You can even support your local Boy Scout troop with your tree purchase. If we missed your favorite local spot, let us know.

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Stars fall on Alabama and Birmingham with the Leonid meteor shower on November 17 and 18

Screenshot of the AccuWeather map of visibility for the Leonid meteor show for November 18

Stars fall on Alabama? According to AccuWeather,  Alabama and Birmingham will have “good” visibility to see the last big meteor shower of 2018, the Leonid meteor shower.

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